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I am so excited to announce that I am now represented by Elizabeth Harding at Curtis Brown!

I've been waiting to use these dancing vegetables for forever.  :bananadance :broccoli :carrot :bananakilt :carrot :broccoli :bananadance

I haven't been on here as much the last six to twelve months as I became part of a smaller, tight knit writing group. But the blueboards were what really got me started writing. When I was just a newbie and didn't know anything about anything, I came here and asked all sorts of questions. I got thoughtful answers from so many experts, encouragement, brainstorming ideas. I found my longtime CP through these boards. I got my first publishing credits because of tips found on here. The Blueboards paved the way for everything else for me and I'll never be able to thank all of you or Verla enough.

For those who are interested. The Query can be found here: http://amandarawsonhill.com/2016/01/06/the-query-that-snagged-my-agent/

And the story: http://amandarawsonhill.com/2016/01/06/how-i-got-my-agent/
#1 - January 05, 2016, 07:46 PM
« Last Edit: January 05, 2016, 08:18 PM by AmandaSue »
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That's awesome!! Congrats!!  :yay
#2 - January 05, 2016, 08:03 PM
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Congratulations Amanda!! So happy for you.  :broccoli :bananadance :broccoli :bananadance
#3 - January 05, 2016, 08:29 PM
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Great news, AmandaSue! Congratulations!  :love5 :goldstar :love5
#5 - January 05, 2016, 10:02 PM
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Congratulations!
#7 - January 05, 2016, 10:17 PM
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Exciting news!
Love your query and the story.
Can't wait to read this book!  Do you deliver!! (And how!)    :truck2
#8 - January 05, 2016, 10:22 PM

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 :yay Congratulations AmandaSue! It sounds like a wonderful book!!
#9 - January 05, 2016, 11:45 PM
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CONGRATS! AMANDA SUE!!! Doing the happy veggie dance with you!
            :bananadance :broccoli :carrot :bananadance :broccoli :carrot :bananadance :broccoli :carrot :ceilingdance
#10 - January 06, 2016, 03:10 AM

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 :star2 :running Congratulations, AmandaSue!  :running :star2
#11 - January 06, 2016, 03:56 AM

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Oh, Amanda Sue!  :yay :yay :yay :yay :yay :yay :yay

 :running :running :running :running :running :running :running :running

Now we're agency sisters! Ginger Knowlton is my agent!  :love5 :flowers2
#12 - January 06, 2016, 04:10 AM
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 :stars3 This is wonderful news, AmandaSue! Congratulations! :stars3  :broccoli  :stars3
#13 - January 06, 2016, 04:25 AM
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Your book must be amazing - those are amazing submission stats! Congratulations!
#14 - January 06, 2016, 05:19 AM
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Here's to a successful partnership!
#15 - January 06, 2016, 05:37 AM
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:wow AmandaSue!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!  :running Here's to all your hard work and to it paying off BIG time!  :yay :hairdude  :drinking
#16 - January 06, 2016, 05:53 AM

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That is awesome, AmandaSue!!! Here's hoping for a great relationship and a quick sale! (Love the dancing veggies.)  :bananadance :broccoli :carrot :bananakilt :ceilingdance
#17 - January 06, 2016, 06:02 AM
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Fabulous agent!  Huge congrats!!
#18 - January 06, 2016, 06:06 AM
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Congratulations Amanda! Thank you for posting both the journey and the query!!! I also enjoyed reading about your revision process. Your book sounds wonderful. May you have a long and fruitful relationship with many book babies!!!

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#19 - January 06, 2016, 06:16 AM
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I can see from the query why you had so much interest. Congratulations on all the offers and on signing with Elizabeth Harding!!
#20 - January 06, 2016, 06:50 AM
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Congratulations on the exciting news! What a perfect Christmas present! Love, love, love the query and can't wait to read the book when it hits shelves.

 :thewave :thewave :thewave :fireworks
#21 - January 06, 2016, 07:28 AM
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Yay, Congratulations! And thank you for sharing your experience!
#22 - January 06, 2016, 07:33 AM
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Congratulations, AmandaSue!  :dancer :yippee :running :yay :hurrah
#23 - January 06, 2016, 07:46 AM
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Woo and hoo! Your book sounds lovely. Congratulations and best wishes for a fruitful (and dancing veggieful?) relationship with your agent.
#24 - January 06, 2016, 08:08 AM
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 :yay Huge congrats!  :stars3 I just read your query, wow. Now I can hardly wait to read your book!  :) :studia

Best wishes for a quick sale and a long and happy relationship with your agent. :star2

#25 - January 06, 2016, 09:23 AM
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Congratulations, Amanda!!!!! That seems like a great agency.

It's funny, I saved dancing broccoli for my first good book news, too!  :broccoli :carrot :broccoli :carrot :broccoli :carrot :broccoli And here's a dancing pickle for good measure... :pickle

 :yay
#26 - January 06, 2016, 09:29 AM
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Wonderful New Year news! Congratulations!
#27 - January 06, 2016, 10:18 AM
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#28 - January 06, 2016, 10:31 AM
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Yippee! I'm so excited and happy for you, AmandaSue!!!!

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#29 - January 06, 2016, 10:54 AM
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Congratulations! This is really wonderful news.
#30 - January 06, 2016, 11:38 AM

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